For spring and summer nail colors, our brains go right to pastels and bold brights—rightly so, as those are warm-weather classics. For winter, we have a different color scheme in mind as it's a little less traditional and a bit more opulent for the season. We're painting our nails a rich and luxurious combination of black and gold. It's a classically chic look that we've been seeing all over Instagram and at the salon. Think of it as a much-needed change as the temperatures drop and the holidays approach.
Take a scroll through some fantastic designs, each one different from the last, as we've curated a collection that ranges from ornate and complex to simple and minimalist. There's truly something for everyone. Find our favorite picks below.
Black and Glitter Color Block
We love color-blocking with shiny black and sparkly gold—it makes for an architectural and modern look. Try using a polish like Ella + Mila Elite Collection in Drippin' Gold ($11).
This minimalist design is chic and easy to replicate. Go for a bold black base like Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Black Out ($3) then add a small cube at the top of each nail.
Yet another delicately accessorized nail design from one of our favorite Instagram accounts to follow, @nail_unistella.
A Twist on Plaid Perfection
This one is for anyone who doesn't love bold black nails. Do as @oliveandjune did and flip the script by wearing a white base. Then, accent it with linear black patterning and gold detailing.